The Glassworkers of Carmaux: French Craftsmen and Political Action in a Nineteenth-century City

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Harvard University Press, 1974 - Business & Economics - 239 pages
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This award-winning study analyzes in close detail the experiences of glassworkers as mechanization transformed their trade from a highly skilled art to a semiskilled occupation. Arguing that changes in the organization of work altered the lifestyle and political outlook of the glassworker, Joan Scott uses local archival materials and demographic records to reconstruct the experience of ordinary workingmen.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Craft of the Glassworker
19
A Contrast
53
Mechanization
72
Socialism
108
The Strike of 1895
139
New Glassworkers and Old 18961914
167
Three Portraits
193
Bibliography
207
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237
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Joan Wallach Scott is Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and winner of the Herbert Baxter Adams and the Joan Kelly prizes of the American Historical Association.

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